We met Damien for a coffee and informal chat about 4 months before the wedding to discuss what we were looking for from our photos, having been drawn to his natural style from the pictures on his website.
We hadn't planned on an engagement shoot, but Damien includes one in his package and it's a very worthwhile venture, getting the chance to spend more time in each others' company in order to feel more relaxed in front of the camera. We absolutely loved our photos, despite the challenging light of a cinema setting so we already knew we had chosen well by this point!
On our May bank holiday wedding day, we suspected we'd be up against the weather, and we had clouds, spitting, a torrential downpour and sunshine - 4 seasons in a day! Damien was completely on the ball throughout the day, paying close attention to conditions and changing light.
Many people who have seen our photos have commented on how lovely the weather must have been, which is not the case at all! We were just lucky to have a very dedicated and skilled photographer with an excellent eye. For someone who is very self-critical I am not the easiest to please, and I am genuinely thrilled with our wedding photos.
As well as a beautiful set of atmospheric, romantic, couple shots outside in the evening sun, there are the most incredibly well-captured candid shots of friends and family that we could ever imagine. Damien was everywhere all day, and yet we barely saw him! He appeared periodically to drag us out into the right lighting, but each time was very efficient and we didn't feel that we were ever gone for long. He is very experienced, aware and he listened to what we wanted. He was very patient with us and we couldn't recommend him enough. Having looked at different photographers, Damien is very good value for money and was effortless to work with. Thank you so much for the wonderful representation of the day!